2018 Awards Banquet - Bootleggers - Jetmore KS
Photography compliments of Gwen Fetters
Opening Speech - Rick Salem
10th Place - Brian Herbert
9th Place - Jed Werner
8th Place - Chad Salem
7th Place - Aaron Ploussard
6th Place - Ty Williams
5th Place - Shane Sundquist
4th Place - Jordan Knight
3rd Place - Tyler Knight
2nd Place - Jake Martens
2018 National Champion - Zach Blurton
Hard Core Full Bore Award - Zach Blurton
Most Improved Driver Award - Jordan Knight
Sportsmanship Award - Jake Martens
Randy Patterson Mike Ochs Craig Myers
Not Pictured - Steve Cranston
Dianne - Appreciation Award
Kyler Fetters - Announcer
Danny and Naomi King
Jeremy Huish and Daughter Gracie
See you all next year!
Zach Blurton Wins URSS/DCRP Soderberg Memorial Championship
Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (September 15, 2018) – Zach Blurton captured his second career Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship event win atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park by wiring the field in Saturday night’s 25-lap Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars versus United Rebel Sprint Series feature event.
In the 25-lap DCRP vs. URSS Sprint Car feature, Quinter’s Blurton gunned into the lead from the pole position at the outset and led all the way, slicing through heavy traffic over the final half of the race for his lone DCRP win of the year and third URSS Victory.
“The car was perfect, I could put it anywhere and it would work,” Blurton said of the No. 2J entry.
“This one is special, it means a lot to me,” Blurton said after adding the Soderberg Memorial victory to the inaugural triumph in 2013. “I’m family with the Soderberg now and I wasn’t the first time.”
Following the race’s only caution after four laps, Blurton opened up a half-straightaway advantage in short order over Luke Cranston and Jake Martens with the latter working his way into second by the seventh round.
Bubak Scores Bob Salem Memorial Prelim with URSS
After Arvada Colorado’s Jake Bubak came off the biggest win in his career two weeks earlier at the URSS Belleville 305 Nationals, he continued his domination by winning the 25 lap feature in night one of the Bob Salem Memorial at Oberlin Speedway in Oberlin, KS.
Colorado Veteran Mark Walinder led the field to the green with Bubak starting on the outside front row. Walinder would take the lead going into turn one but Bubak powered around him exiting turn two to lead lap one with Walinder in second and Oklahoma’s Jake Martens third, Jeremy Huish fourth and Zach Blurton rounding out the top five.
As Bubak began stretching his lead, Martens wrestled second from Walinder on lap four and began the chase to catch a flying Bubak. As the leader encountered lap traffic on the fifth lap, Martens began to close the gap between him and the leader.
Bubak proved he was the master through lap traffic in the 25 lap caution free event as he would capture his third feature of the year with the URSS, as Martens settled for second. Third place went to a rim riding J.D Johnson as he passed both Jeremy Huish and Zach Blurton coming out of turn four to the checkers with Blurton also beating Huish to line as he was caught behind a lapped car relegating him from third to fifth at the line. Johnson’s bold move earned him the Keizer Wheels hard charger award as he had started thirteenth.
In victory lane after receiving his winning custom plaque, Bubak signed the plaque and gave it to URSS and the Memorial race promoter Rick Salem in honor of Rick’s dad, Bob Salem. Then shortly after the checkers waved the rain started and didn’t stop until around 9am the following morning, forcing officials to cancel night two of the Memorial Race.
Next on the schedule for the Rebels will be the Jerry Soderburg Memorial at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, KS on Sept 15th
Martens Dominates URSS Main in Stockton
Fairview Oklahoma’s Jake Martens put in a stellar performance as he won his third URSS feature this year as he dominated the 20 lap feature in Stockton, KS.
Leading the field to the green was Arvada Colorado’s Jake Bubak with Martens starting outside of him to the green. Bubak jumped into the lead and led the first two laps until a caution flew for Darren Berry spinning down the backstretch. On the restart Martens slid Bubak in turn one taking the lead and never looked back the entire time as he stretched his lead each lap to win by 10 car lengths over Bubak. Current points leader Zach Blurton came across the finish line third, followed by Dodge City’s Jordan Knight with Colorado’s Scott Cochran, making his first appearance of the year, completing the top 5.
Bubak Romps for $7K URSS Triumph in Inaugural Belleville 305 Sprint Car Nationals!
Lonnie Wheatley, BELLEVILLE, Kan. (August 4, 2018) – Jake Bubak left no question about it and the near-capacity crowd enjoyed every moment of it.
The Arvada, Colorado hotshoe turned in a spotless performance atop the lightning-fast Belleville High Banks on Saturday night to snare the $7,000 winner’s share over a field of 51 entries in the United Rebel Sprint Series-sanctioned Inaugural Belleville 305 Sprint Car Nationals.
After winning his heat race from the fifth starting position and then rallying from sixth to win his qualifier, Bubak jumped out to the lead at the drop of the green flag in the 30-lap championship feature and led all the way as he lapped two-thirds of the feature field in the process as he ripped the cushion of the legendary oval.
Bubak added the $7,000 payday to the $2,500 that he collected by winning Friday’s preliminary feature aboard the Coyote Candle Company No. 74b entry.
“You just have to get up top and get after it,” Bubak said of his mastery of the ½-mile Belleville High Banks clay oval.
After earning the pole position for the main event, Bubak led the way to the green flag with Oklahoma City’s Andy Shouse alongside. Shouse tried to challenge in the opening pair of corners but Bubak surged into the lead exiting turn two with Jake Martens slipping into second. click here for more results
Bubak Blasts to Victory Lane in Belleville 305 Sprint Car Nationals Opener!
Lonnie Wheatley, BELLEVILLE, Kan. (August 3, 2018) – Arvada, Colorado’s Jake Bubak proved to be the class of the field on Friday night as the Untied Rebel Sprint Series-sanctioned Inaugural Belleville 305 Sprint Car Nationals kicked off atop the ½-mile Belleville High Banks clay oval.
Bubak gunned into the lead at the outset from the front row outside and led the high-speed URSS affair all the way in the 20-lapper to take the preliminary feature winner’s share of $2,500 aboard the Coyote Candle Company No. 74b over a field of 49 entries, setting the stage for Saturday night’s $7,000-to-win Belleville 305 Sprint Car Nationals championship finale.
Liberal, Kansas shoe Steven Richardson earned the pole position for the main event by racking up the most points through heat and qualifying race action, but it was front row mate Bubak pouncing on the lead as the green flag flew. click here for all results